An elder who took arms against Al-Shabaab killed in attack
Somali president Hassan Sheikh, PM Hamza Abdi Barre, and Hirshabelle regional leader, Ali Gudlawe condoled the death of Gure, who they described as a martyr who sacrificed for his country.
For his part, the defense minister said the government is committed to fighting Al-Shabaab until ensuring all regions are free from Al-Shabaab and installing local administrations elected by local people.
He affirmed Ethiopia’s readiness to work at various levels with the new Somali government “with particular emphasis on economic growth,” according to a statement from Abiy’s office.
The town is named after the famous notorious Labatan-Jirow prison where late dictator Mohamed Siad Barre used to imprison people accused of political crimes, and it is about 60 km away from Baidoa city.
Since the certificate and the exam are carried out by the Ministry of Education, from today the Ministry of Education will not charge any fees for the Certificate of High School students.
As KON reported early, the president will mend ties with the nighbouring country which has a heavy military presence and influence in Somalia.
The organization Airwars, which lists the civilian victims of air strikes around the world, estimated in its annual report published in May that between 15 and 27 civilians had been killed in U.S. operations in Syria alone.
The trip which is part of the Mohamud Horn of Africa regional tour was planned last month but delayed over undisclosed reasons. In the past, the president visited Eritrea, Kenya, and Djibouti.
Although Villa Somalia promised a swift victory, the war took a stunning turn last Sunday when an Al-Shabaab bomber attacked a key military training base in the capital, Mogadishu, killing 15 recruits.
Somalia's Interior Minister Ahmed Moalin Fiqi said that the military succeeded in defeating Al-Shabaab in central Somalia, adding that Hiran and Galgudud regions will soon be free from the group.
After the funeral, the president returned to New York, where he delivered a keynote speech on Somalia's situation, politically, economically, and security at the UN general assembly.
The high-level drought response meeting is coming at a time when there is a severe drought in many parts of the country, as well as an ongoing war against the Al-Shabaab which lost key ground to SNA and local residents.